12 cars damaged or destroyed in auto auction fire

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PLAINFIELD, Ind. (October 11, 2015)–Several cars that were headed to area car dealerships were destroyed in a fire Sunday afternoon.

AT 2:15 p.m., Plainfield Fire got a report of a car on fire at Adesa Auto Auction in the 2900 block of Main Street.

When the first fire units arrived, they found 8 cars on fire.  Flames and thick black smoke billowed from the scene.

With the cars located in the middle of a rather large lot, firefighters had difficulty getting enough water onto the flames at first.

The blaze was brought under control in just over 15 minutes.

In all, 8 cars were destroyed, 4 others were damaged.  Fire officials estimate damage at $150,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but it is not believed to have been intentionally set.

No injuries were reported.

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